By Lafe Low
You have many choices when you’re planning your virtual infrastructure: virtualize the servers first, deploy a few virtual desktops into your infrastructure or incorporate application virtualization. Each “flavor” of virtualization has its benefits and its challenges. Particularly with application virtualization, you’re going to encounter OS incompatibilities. That’s where Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) and the rest of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) can come in handy.
IT Skills: Breaking Down the IT/Business DivideBy Joshua HoffmanBusiness prospers when IT and business goals are aligned, but getting there is more difficult than you’d think.
IT Skills: International OptionsBy Romi MahajanAs the economy slowly beings to rebound, IT professionals could well find greener pastures working overseas.
Microsoft Windows: Make the Move to DFSBy Gary OlsenIf you’re still using an older file and folder replication solution, it’s high time you moved over to the Distributed File System.
Systems Management: Empower Your Business Systems with MDOPBy Joshua HoffmanThe Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack includes a quiver of applications configured to help streamline management tasks and reduce costs.
Microsoft Office 365: Make a Smooth Move to the CloudBy Brien PoseyThere are myriad factors to consider when migrating your users to the cloud, but the Microsoft Office 365 environment helps ease the path.
Microsoft Office 365: Stepping Stone to the CloudBy Alan MaddisonWhile moving to the cloud may be inevitable, Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange Online can facilitate the period of coexistence that will be part of most migration paths.
Microsoft System Center: The New Look of SCCMBy Paul SchnackenburgMicrosoft System Center Configuration Manager is changing to reflect the new approach of managing users rather than systems.
Microsoft System Center: Manage Mobile Devices with System CenterBy Brien PoseyMore mobile devices creep onto the network every day, but the Microsoft System Center management tools can help you get a handle on them.
IT Toolbox: New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
If you need to quickly find duplicate files or perform a pattern-based search for groups of files, this month’s tools can help you out.
Windows PowerShell: SplattingBy Don Jones
Bundling parameters before sending them along to a command can save you time, but only if you’re using the latest version of Windows PowerShell.
Utility Spotlight: Optimize and Analyze Your Web SiteBy Lance Whitney
If maintaining a Web site is part of your charge, you know it’s a challenge balancing ease of use with SEO initiatives. The IIS SEO Toolkit can help.
Geek of All Trades: The Instant Cloud - Your Office 365 Proof of ConceptBy Greg Shields
Office 365 is exceptionally well-suited for small businesses looking to leap into cloud computing, with a full range of productivity and collaboration features.
SQL Q&A: Play the Index CardBy Paul S. Randal
SQL indexes can be problematic, but if you keep an eye on them and remain vigilant toward any issues, you should find them easier to manage.
Windows Confidential: Testing, TestingBy Raymond Chen
Whatever happened to the classic software testing cycle of alpha, beta and, finally, release candidate? The Internet has changed all that.